Friday, 14 October 2016

Twits redeemed!

Following on from a previous post entitled 'twits', published on the 5th of October, we have redeemed ourselves!

After not being able to close the wood burner door after changing the seal (and using the proper seal), we thought we would have to fork out to buy another one. DB was studying the door a few days later and realised that the door hinges and catch were held in place by screws and nuts.

Ah ha thought he, wonder if I can spray them all with WD 4*, unswcrew them slightly until the door shuts properly, then tighten them up again. This he did and low and behold, the door now shuts.

We take the possibility of escaping carbon monoxide very seriously, so checked the seals/door shuts completely. We held a piece of paper inbetween the door seal and the main body of the burner, on all four sides of the door. When the door is closed, you should not be able to easily pull the paper out.

On three sides we couldn't but could at the bottom. A little more adjustment and everything was fine. To be on the safe side, we also have a carbon monoxide detector in the room:)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. Great job. We also have carbon monoxide detectors in the house.

    God bless.

  2. We had our wood burner and flue installed a couple of years ago but the company who were very good wouldn't fit until we agreed to have carbon monoxide detectors fitted also. I have to say it hadn't occurred to me. We do have one for the boiler but stupidly never thought about the wood burner.


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